Five stories that have North Texas talking: DMA invites guests to dress as Frida Kahlo for record attempt; gay couples can’t get hitched in Waco; proof that music makes sick kids feel better; and more.
It’s no secret that the Dallas Museum of Art’s “México 1900-1950” exhibition is wildly popular.
In fact, the museum says the collection of works from Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and more ranks among its top 10 highest-attended exhibitions since 2000, according to the Dallas Morning News.
With culturally rich community events, special free admission days and the fact that it’s the show’s only U.S. stop, the DMA’s exhibition has drawn more than 82,000 guests so far (many of them newcomers and Latino patrons, too).
Before the show closes July 16, museum officials are pushing for one last surge in attendance to reach 100,000 and to break another record — for the largest gathering of people dressed as Frida Kahlo in one place on July 6, the late artist’s 110th birthday. [The Dallas Morning News, Art&Seek, NBC News, KERA News]
- Jennifer Idol, inspired by the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon oil spill, made it her mission to dive across all 50 states. She writes about it in her book, “An American Immersion.” [Texas Standard]
- It’s been two years since the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling made same-sex marriage legal in the United States, but couples still can’t get a courthouse wedding in Waco. [Waco Tribune-Herald]
- Musicians have been making the rounds, performing for patients at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. For warm and fuzzy feelings, watch the video about Musicians On Call. [Art&Seek, KXT]
- Yes, it happened Sunday, but if you haven’t seen 23-year-old Dallas pro golfer Jordan Spieth make this 60-foot-championship-winning shot from the bunker, do yourself a favor. [SportsDay]